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Table H101. Percentage distribution of 2004 public high school graduates, by postsecondary education and work status within the first 2 years after high school graduation, overall and for occupational concentrators, nonconcentrators, and graduates earning different numbers of occupational credits: 2006
Occupational concentrator status,1
area of concentration, and
number of occupational credits
Ever enrolled in postsecondary education   Never enrolled but worked for pay   Never enrolled nor worked for pay
   
   
Pct. 95% CI   Pct. 95% CI   Pct. 95% CI
All graduates 78.7 [77.4–80.0]   20.0 [18.7–21.2]   1.4 [1.0–1.7]
2-credit concentrators                
Nonconcentrators 80.8 [79.2–82.4]   17.8 [16.3–19.3]   1.5 [1.1–1.9]
Occupational concentrators 74.4 [72.4–76.5]   24.4 [22.4–26.4]   1.2 [0.7–1.7]
Agriculture and natural resources 66.2 [59.5–73.0]   32.6 [26.0–39.1]   1.2 [0.0–2.6]
Business 81.1 [77.7–84.5]   17.6 [14.4–20.9]   1.3 [0.3–2.3]
Communications and design 80.9 [76.6–85.1]   18.7 [14.4–23.0]   0.4 [0.0–1.1]
Computer and information sciences 82.2 [77.2–87.3]   16.1 [11.0–21.1]   1.7 [0.0–3.9]
Construction and architecture 60.0 [48.6–71.4]   37.5 [26.9–48.0]   2.5 [0.0–5.5]
Consumer and culinary services 67.3 [60.8–73.8]   29.8 [23.5–36.0]   2.9 [0.1–5.7]
Engineering technologies 77.1 [69.4–84.7]   22.3 [14.6–29.9]   0.7 [0.0–1.8]
Health sciences 80.3 [73.1–87.6]   17.8 [10.9–24.8]   1.8 [0.0–4.1]
Manufacturing 56.5 [47.6–65.4]   43.1 [34.3–52.0]   0.4 [0.0–1.1]
Marketing 80.1 [73.5–86.8]   19.0 [12.5–25.4]   0.9 [0.0–2.0]
Public services 86.6 [76.5–96.8]   13.4 [3.2–23.5]   # [†]
Repair and transportation 52.5 [45.2–59.7]   46.8 [39.7–54.0]   0.7 [0.0–1.8]
3-credit concentrators                
Nonconcentrators 80.4 [79.0–81.8]   18.3 [17.0–19.6]   1.3 [1.0–1.7]
Occupational concentrators 69.9 [66.7–73.1]   28.6 [25.4–31.7]   1.6 [0.8–2.3]
Agriculture and natural resources 69.1 [59.7–78.5]   29.6 [20.4–38.7]   1.3 [0.0–3.1]
Business 78.3 [72.4–84.2]   19.4 [13.9–24.9]   2.3 [0.1–4.5]
Communications and design 80.3 [71.5–89.0]   18.5 [9.7–27.3]   1.2 [0.0–3.2]
Computer and information sciences 84.3 [73.3–95.3]   11.6 [3.6–19.6]   4.1 [0.0–11.5]
Construction and architecture 54.5 [37.6–71.3]   42.7 [26.9–58.6]   2.8 [0.0–6.9]
Consumer and culinary services 59.3 [50.4–68.1]   37.4 [28.6–46.2]   3.4 [0.0–7.0]
Engineering technologies 72.0 [57.3–86.6]   28.0 [13.4–42.7]   # [†]
Health sciences 80.8 [70.5–91.1]   17.5 [7.3–27.6]   1.7 [0.0–4.5]
Manufacturing 51.5 [39.4–63.5]   47.8 [35.8–59.8]   0.8 [0.0–2.4]
Marketing 72.1 [61.9–82.3]   26.3 [16.4–36.2]   1.6 [0.0–4.0]
Public services [†]   [†]   [†]
Repair and transportation 52.0 [43.6–60.5]   48.0 [39.5–56.4]   # [†]
Number of occupational credits                
0.00–1.99 credits 82.7 [80.9–84.4]   15.8 [14.2–17.4]   1.5 [1.0–2.0]
2.00–3.99 credits 78.6 [76.5–80.7]   20.2 [18.2–22.3]   1.2 [0.7–1.7]
4.00 or more credits 70.4 [67.7–73.1]   28.3 [25.6–31.0]   1.3 [0.7–1.9]
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 The 2- and 3-credit occupational concentrators are graduates who earned at least 2.0 and 3.0 credits, respectively, in one of the 12 occupational areas listed in the table. Graduates can concentrate in more than one occupational area.
NOTE: See the Technical Notes for the definition of 95% CI (confidence interval). The time frame for postsecondary enrollment and employment was between high school graduation and the 2006 interview date. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), “Second Follow-up, 2006” and High School Transcript Study (HSTS), 2004.

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